This hop is now closed. The winner is Sara Retter from Archana’s blog.
Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop: Seashell Shaker Card with Under the Sea
Hello, Friends! Are you ready to hop? Welcome to the July Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Mary’s lovely blog. I’ll provide a complete hop list at the end of this post. It’s full on summer here in North Carolina and the hot, humid days have my mind turning to the beach. Oh, for a walk along the shore with the waves kissing my toes and the sand dotted with pretty shells. Since I can’t be at the beach in real life, I decided to make this Seashell Shaker Card with the Gorgeous Under the Sea Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous collection since the day it released over a year ago. Making a seashell shaker card with these bright corals and deep aquas is almost as good as taking a vacation!
Shake it Up!
Just for fun, I added a little hidden tag between the card front layers. This is a quick and easy addition thanks to the cut apart page and my faithful Luggage and Tags Die.
Shaker cards are like a party on paper. This seashell shaker card is filled with a combination of Prills, micro beads, seed beads, and sequins.
I used the seashell die from Coral Reef Collage to cut my shell out of the Under the Sea paper collection. Then I sponged Abandoned Coral Distress Ink along the edges to heighten the pink tones. Next, I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, mat and stylus to round out the shell body. Then I glued it to the card base. Finally, I scattered Prills and Seed Beads along the inner edge. A lucky hermit crab gets to live in this glammed up seashell!
Coral Sea Flowers with Enchanted Mums
- First, stamp the 2 smallest sizes of Enchanted Mums onto the coral dot paper using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.
- Next, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Then, use sponge daubers to add a little Abandoned Coral to the centers and the tips of the flower petals.
- Now, die cut the flower layers.
- Then, shape and stack with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
- Finally, add hot glue to center and fill with seed beads.
What’s Inside This Seashell Shaker Card?
I turned this card into a gift by adding a few extras on the inside.
You can easily turn a card front into a gift wallet. Just glue the image to the right hand side of a 4″ high x 11″ long strip of cardstock. Score on the left and fold.
Then cut down another card front image to serve as a pocket. Tuck in some of the cute tags from the paper collection along with a gift card and easy as 1, 2, 3….you have a gift card wallet.
I used the scraps on my worktable to make a quick little tag. These make the best bookmarks, and they also are a great way to brighten up a work cubicle!
On With the Hop!
Now pop on over and see what paper pretties has in store for you. I’ve included the complete hop list below for your convenience.
Hop, Comment & Win
Be sure to visit and comment at each of these fabulous blogs because you will not only be inspired…your comment will enter you into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card! The hop runs from today through Monday, July 31st at midnight EDT.
The winner of the hop will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog. Heartfelt Creations will announce the winner in their weekly blog post and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 1st. I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.
The winner will have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the subject line.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures with today’s Seashell Shaker Card. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Heartfelt Creations Products
- Paper Collection: Under the Sea
- Coral Reef Collage Die
- Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set and Matching Die
- Luggage and Tags Die
- Border Essentials Die
- Seas the Day Prills
- Clear Cardstock
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
- Stamp Mat Pad
- Diamond Satin 3/8″ Ribbon Light Coral
- 5/8″ Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin
- Spellbinder’s Large Standard Circle Die
- Classic Scalloped Circles Large Die
- Lacy Circles Edged Die
- Abandoned Coral, Vintage Photo Distress Inks
- Seed beads, sequins micro beads, buttons from my stash
- Kool Tak Clear Foam ( on Amazon)
- Seahorse charm and shells from my stash